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Gnaphalium japonicum is an annual plant that can grow up to 0.40 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine
E. Asia - Japan.
Sunny places in lowland and mountains, C. and S. Japan[
Requires a sunny position in a well-drained soil[
Useful as an edging plant, especially on poor soils[
Young leaves - cooked. A famine food, used when all else fails[
The plant is expectorant[
Seed - sow late spring in situ and only just cover the seed.